Top 10 tips on becoming a designer

Posted on 17/06/2011 by admin

By Ram Castillo

Ram is a graduate of the Diploma of Graphic Design, which he studied at Martin College Sydney. Since completing his course, Ram has worked for five years as a graphic designer for many top agencies. He recently spoke at the Dig It Graphic Design Showcase, arranged by Martin College students, where he shared these tips and talked about his career and experiences the graphic design industry.

Place a brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.
Figure out what you are trying to say first, rather than how you are going to say it.
Use space wisely (not necessarily filling every increment of space).
Fall in love with TYPOGRAPHY.
Do not underestimate the impact of presentation. (See NYC Garbage Packaging)
Accept criticism as an opportunity for growth.
Get involved online and offline.
Your biggest weapons are your attitude and passion.
Nothing beats experience.
Just remember that when you think it’s all been done before, it hasn’t been done by you – Louise Bannister Founder of Frankie.

Categories: Graphic Design

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